James Robert Barkley
|01/13/1947 - 07/26/1948|
Moulton Republican 3rd Senatorial District Appanoose and Davis Counties. Son of Thomas and Margaret Barkley, born in a log cabin in Davis county, Iowa, February 13, 1869. With mother and baby brother continued to reside on 60-acre timber farm after father's death. Commenced farming at 9 years of age, clearing ground, plowing, cradling grain, making rails. Attended and taught country school, studied law at Drake university, admitted 1894. Practiced law ten years. On circuit chautauquas and lyceum courses, delivered over 5,000 lectures in every state. One year in France during World War I entertaining soldiers. Field secretary for Presbyterian colleges. Business manager of Buena Vista college five years. Returned to practice in 1930 at Moulton, Iowa. State Senator 51st and 52nd sessions. Married Minnie Hankie, 1896, who died 1939. Married Lou E. Holbert, 1941. Children, Robert O., Pittsburgh, and Kathleen Wiltse, Tampa, Florida. Mason, Odd Fellow, Presbyterian Elder, Who's Who 1947 International.
|01/08/1945 - 01/12/1947|
Moulton Republican 3rd District Davis and Appanoose Counties Born February 13, 1869, in Davis County, Iowa, son of Thomas and Margaret Barkley, early pioneers. Attended country school in Davis county, Bloomfield Southern Iowa normal, taught school, and attended Drake University Law School. Was admitted to the bar in 1894, practiced law at Moulton, gave chalk-talks and was a crayon artist on chautauqua and lyceum. Gave over five thousand entertainments in nearly every state in the Union and spent one year in France entertaining the American Army. Spent eight years in educational work, and returned to law practice at Moulton, Iowa, 1930. For the past twelve years, has been a member of the Moulton School Board. Married Minnie Hankie, who died in 1939, and married Lou E. Holbert in 1941. Two children by first wife, Robert O., Music School Director, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Kathleen (Mrs. Lyman) Wiltse, Tampa University, Tampa, Florida. Elected to the Senate in 1944.